Restaurant Kitchen Manager

TGI Fridays- Central Florida Restaurants - Wheeling, IL



Now hiring Kitchen Manager for TGI Fridays- Wheeling, IL.

If you are an outgoing and self-motivated individual looking for an exciting career opportunity with a team that holds itself to the highest levels and is always passionate about taking care of our guests, join our management team at TGI Fridays! We are seeking positive and energetic Kitchen Managers to create an entertaining and exciting dining experience for customers, a supportive and fun culture for employees and financial success in the range of two to six million dollars per year for your restaurant. As a Kitchen Manager with TGI Fridays, you will manage all aspects of management, including marketing and human resources, as you ensure that your restaurant meets our standards of quality, service and operational excellence. You will focus on the delivery of great guest experiences, direct and support team members and manage all profit and loss centers. You will also maintain an accurate and up-to-date restaurant staffing plan, prepare employee schedules and ensure that the restaurant is staffed during all shifts.

Kitchen Manager (Food Service/Restaurant Management) Job Responsibilities: As a Kitchen Manager with TGI Fridays, you will utilize your entrepreneurial skills to identify opportunities to drive sales, traffic and return visits, develop and implement opportunities to control costs and increase market visibility and provide budget management and oversight. You will also ensure that legal and company standards are met and follow-up quickly on all customer or employee complaints. Additional responsibilities of the Kitchen Manager include: * Ensuring food quality by maintaining high levels of cleanliness, organization, storage, sanitation of food products * Responsibility for purchasing, receiving, and storing food products, inspection of local suppliers, use of correct products and proper par levels to minimize food waste and optimize food cost * Preparing end-of-shift reports including daily labor and food control * Providing honest feedback, coaching and development to employees * Evaluating employee performance fairly and frequently and holding employees accountable to good results * Using our Great Selection process to interview all employees and ensuring that new hires meet our standards * Ensuring that proper security procedures are in place to protect employees, customers and company assets * Completing all other necessary tasks to promote operational efficiency

Benefits: As a Kitchen Manager with TGI Fridays, you can expect a competitive salary based on experience, quarterly bonuses, world-class training and benefits. You can be comfortable in the knowledge that a career with us will be stable-with 50 years of business under our belt. We know what it takes to retain and motivate great employees to excel in an exciting work atmosphere. We embrace diversity and foster a work environment of inclusion through respect, fairness and understanding. We provide comprehensive orientation training and continuous online development classes: exceptional Kitchen Managers can explore regional or corporate advancement opportunities. Additional benefits for the Kitchen Manager include: * Medical, dental and vision healthcare insurance * 401(k) retirement program * Life * Short and long-term disability insurance * Sick leave * Paycheck direct deposit

As a Kitchen Manager with TGI Fridays, you must possess the superb communication and customer service skills necessary to connect with a diverse customer base and motivate a top-performing team. Our ideal Kitchen Manager is a flexible and customer-focused entrepreneur who thrives on a somewhat chaotic work environment, can manage a multi-million dollar business and enjoys positively affecting customer experiences. You must also have strong organizational and employee management skills.

Additional requirements for the Kitchen Manager include: * High school degree required; college degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management, Economics or Business Administration preferred * Minimum 2 years management, supervisory and/or leadership experience required, restaurant management and/or progressively responsible management experience preferred * Strong business acumen, understanding of how businesses operate and ability to take on increased levels of responsibility * Computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite * Ability to work on your feet within a fast-paced environment * Business and/or customer service experience a plus * TIPS, Alcohol Awareness and/or ServSafe certifications a plus * Bilingual skills a plus.

Central Florida Restaurants, Inc. TGI Fridays is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time


  • full service/ fast casual restaurant kitchen management: 2 years (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off